Lent 32 ~ Preach by Example

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They who aspire to reform the morals of others lose their time and their pains, by not preaching by example, in correcting themselves first.   ~   St. Ignatius of Loyola

 

          Today, I begin the new day anew in at least one way – I will go out to preach to the spirit of oppression – but by example. For every hurt~arrow that finds its mark in me, I will try to preach by example the healing opposite.

          For cruelty, compassion

          For self-seeking, generosity

          For pride, humility

I’d likely fall at the lowest hurdle but what is faith if not to get off the ground and try once more!

 

 

 

 

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4 comments

  1. Every day is a new day to start all over. God is so good to us! We smile, and perhaps someone else will smile back. We open a door, and maybe, that one will open it for another. It does not matter. The one who smiles and opens doors, cannot help but feel happier. We change the world one person at a time. We live by the creed to which we owe to our Heavenly father; we are generous, when the world is not. But then, it is to the Father that we belong. Every time we act as He would will for us to act, a little bit of heaven is shared here on this earth.

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